2012 Bentley Mulsanne vs. Its Competition

2011 Bentley Mulsanne
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The only real competitor to the hyper-luxurious Mulsanne is the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

The Mulsanne's more fluid, modern design will appeal to some where the more staid, classical design of the Phantom will find favor with others.

Both are exquisitely luxurious, but the Mulsanne is by far the more powerful of the two, despite the Phantom's V-12 engine. It's hard to recommend either over the other, however, as both are excellent vehicles, well-designed and well-made.

They simply appeal to different types of people--a matter of personal preference.

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Quick Specs
9.2
The 2012 Bentley Mulsanne delivers the height of refined luxury, power, and design--at a price.
8.6
The 2012 BMW 5-Series appears somewhat conservative on the outside, but it packs an armada of advanced-tech firepower, and new fuel-efficient engines, without interrupting its sport-sedan mission.
8.2
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class models have sharper driving appeal than in the past, while also returning to the classy interior appointments and vault-like construction that have made them longtime luxury benchmarks.
9.0
The 2012 Audi A7 is a tech powerhouse and design standout, showing that hatchback practicality can indeed be sexy.
8.4
Scorching acceleration, nimble handling, and true luxury-car refinement complement style and fashion to swoon over in the 2012 Jaguar XF; backseat space remains its only reality check.
8.8
The 2012 Audi A8 models might still be fighting for the most prestige among flagships, but they're in the top tier from inside, thanks to their impeccable cabin, innovative cabin tech, and a lean, athletic driving feel.
MSRP From     
$290,000$46,900$49,800$59,250$53,000$78,750
Gas Mileage     
11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged Gas V8Turbocharged Gas I4Gas V6Supercharged Gas V6Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class     
Mid-SizeMid-SizeSubcompact CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarLarge
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan 528i RWD2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
554455
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/A4N/AN/A
Body Style     
4-Door Sedan4dr SedanCoupeSedan4 Door SedanSedan
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual Shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
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